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Summary Table: Early Detection – Colorectal Cancer

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Trend key:  solid green - headed in the right direction
   dotted red - headed in the wrong direction
   dashed black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)


  Fecal Occult Blood Test
1987-2005
Colorectal endoscopy
1987-2005
Colorectal cancer test use
1987-2005
Measure Percentage of adults aged 50 years and older who reported that they had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) within the past 2 years, by racial/ethnic group. Percentage of adults aged 50 years and older who reported that they ever had an endoscopy (proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy). Percent of adults aged 50 years and older who had a colorectal cancer test.
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NSC, then rising, then falling

Rising, then NSC, then rising
Rising

Desired direction
Rising 
Rising 
Rising 
Most recent estimate In 2005, 25 percent of people aged 50 years and older had a home FOBT within the past 2 years. In 2005, 50 percent of people aged 50 years and older had ever had a colorectal endoscopy. In 2005, 59 percent of people aged 50 years and older had used a colorectal cancer test.
Healthy People 2010 target Increase to 50 percent the proportion of adults aged 50 years and older who have had an FOBT within the past 2 years. Increase to 50 percent the proportion of adults aged 50 years and older who have ever had a sigmoidoscopy. There is no Healthy People 2010 target for the proportion of adults who should receive colonoscopy screenings.
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